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Vanity Poems | Examples of Vanity Poetry

Vanity Poems - Examples of all types of vanity poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for vanity.
Forever Young
As I cling on to hope With all my being. Refusing to believe this inevitable inconvenience. For what gain does it serve me To recognise this pain Becoming weak While it’s solace I earnestly seek I know another...Read More
Categories: vanity, age, angst, death, future,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Just Pretend
Not everything's about gender or race; some only care about who's in 1st place. They'll even sell each other out for power, fortune, and fame, but in the end, all shall know their shame. They'll put on a...Read More
Categories: truth, vanity,
Form: Rhyme
Words From Purgatory
Careful what you eat at Eden At the back of the paradise Lies hell and its den The pack awaits who God chastise....Read More
Categories: deep, paradise, religious, vanity,
Form: Light Verse
Rigid Ego
Wickedness can be use for rapists But what will one attach to plagiarists? ...Read More
Categories: vanity, art, betrayal, hilarious, pollution,
Form: Couplet
The Abyss King
The proud ruler known vainly as Saklas In the abyss proudly proclaimed with brass: “I am god, no other but me!” Then a voice above said in glee: “You are completely wrong Saklas, you ass.” Date: 09/06/2022 I counted the syllables...Read More
Categories: vanity, god, humor, humorous, mythology,
Form: Limerick

The Look That Kills
Deception of reflection, each mirror so enthralls Calling in our timeless hope, frozen in its pall Its backing silver plated, to seal the ego’s dream Lending what cannot be bought —deadly in its gleam (The New Room: June, 2022) ...Read More
Categories: vanity,
Form: Rhyme
False Promise
The end of all is vanity, damnation so accused The mirror speaking falsely —of promise purple hued (Dreamsleep: June, 2022) ...Read More
Categories: vanity,
Form: Rhyme
Ananais and Sapphira - Peter and Spirit
I Spirit of God gives wisdom: Read Acts, chapters 4 & 5 Doing charity and kicked down Ananais & Sapphira: not alive II Peter sensed this couple, Christian Had ignoble motives, sold land Lied to him, they donated everything At his feet. Scary bible...Read More
Categories: vanity, bible, character, christian, mythology,
Form: Didactic
It rained and poured heavily as never before Washing away hills,downs and the plain; Sure it was a commited lofty drain To revive the struggling, straggling live galore; Lightings thunder like pretentious promoters Heckled over the ravage and disorder Off and...Read More
Categories: vanity,
Form: Sonnet
Chess and Cruelty
I Practising something Winning takes thinking Like the world Values curtailed, curled II Add anonymity Online carefree community Some will begin games Not play; hope you go away Courtesy questioned; charged with abandonment Social contract corrected less fast (for content) III We play games For variety, virtual community Go everywhere,...Read More
Categories: vanity, art, bible, games, god,
Form: Alliteration
THE PAIN, THE PAIN - not mine
I The pain, the pain - not mine God had allowed them, I didn't whine Love and lottery share a common thread - Money makes them attractive, addictive We know it yet prefer silence, one so eerie It is shocking that...Read More
Categories: vanity, jesus, pain, passion, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Some Man
You remind me of some man Tall, dark and ... Ah! May. His wallet was a handful dripping His masculine hands were short with a bright, cheerful face His speech was deep, Brain full yet racing Well organised and viper...Read More
Categories: vanity, betrayal, crazy, dark, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Open Minded Ike
Open minded Ike, who hailed from County Pike Inherited a classic Indian Motor Bike Being open minded and concerned it might offend He buried it in the land fill of South Bend Open minded Ike lived on the old...Read More
Categories: vanity,
Form: Narrative
Another slice of Spirit, please Sir
"The boy (Twist) asks for more," yelled Bumble At the English charity minus charitable people According to Victorian novelist, Mr Dickens Since 1900, loud Christians yell, "more!" No one asked for or fell centuries before Receiving the baptism of Spirit....Read More
Categories: vanity, 12th grade, baptism, bible,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Tower of Babel
Before men did a tower build, within their mind, the seed of pride like a noxious weed in fields was sown. To replace God was their sole aim and establish for themselves a name. This seed in Satan did abound. He...Read More
Categories: vanity, allusion, god, philosophy, pride,
Form: Free verse

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